TRENTON - New Jersey's emergency operations center opened today as rain that poses a flooding threat started to fall.

Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency late yesterday so state police and the National Guard could mobilize forces in advance of the storm that is moving through the state after soaking the Southeast.

News 12 New Jersey meteorologist James Gregorio says rainfall amounts of 3 inches or more are possible for portions of northern New Jersey where streams are still running high from a weekend storm that flooded many basements and forced evacuations in areas near Pompton Lakes, Lincoln Park and Hillsdale.

Gregorio says major flooding is possible along the Ramapo, Passaic, Raritan and Delaware rivers, as well as many smaller streams.

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